Friday, November 10, 2023

FHS Volleyball wins to advance to D1 Final 4

Via Twitter and our subscription to, we share the results of the fall sports playoff competition for Franklin High School on Thursday, Nov 9, 2023. 

Volleyball - Division 1 = #10 Franklin, 3 @ #2 Haverhill, 2 – Final
– Franklin kept the match alive with a fourth set win and then rallied in the fifth to stun second-seeded Haverhill, 3-2 (23-25, 25-23, 17-25, 25-20, 15-12), to earn a spot in the Division 1 Final Four. The Panthers got off to a great start, 9-0, in the first but the Hillies climbed back into it and took it, gaining a 1-0 lead. After the Panthers pulled back even, Haverhill once again surged ahead late for a 2-1 lead. With the fourth tied 13-13, Franklin went on a 12-7 run to close it out and keep the match going. The Panthers trailed, 8-7, at the switch in the fifth but won back-to-back points and never trailed again. Taylor Lacerda clinched the win with her 13th kill of the match, slamming a shot down the line. Lacerda also had 24 digs, three aces, and two blocks while sophomore Makayla Kuykendall registered a team-high 19 kills along with three aces, and 20 digs. Sophomore Livi Alberti landed 15 kills and seven blocks, Grace Lacerda had 10 kills, and Sasha Tracey dished out 53 assists go to along with 18 digs. Olivia Valante had a strong game defensively with 32 digs. #10 Franklin awaits the winner of #3 Barnstable and #6 Andover, who are playing on Saturday at 2:00.

Franklin will play the winner of the Barnstable vs Andover match scheduled for Saturday, Nov 11 at 2 PM at Barnstable.

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